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Mazabuka
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my third trip to Stone Town and I think I have now found the PERFECT place to stay. The price is reasonable, but the service is luxury. Frans' staff provide the attention to detail and responsiveness I expect in a top quality hotel in Asia, not the "nice try but not quite" one often gets in Africa. The...

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Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you first drive up to the hotel, you think this cant be right, as it is situated down some of the very narrow streets, and appears to be in the middle of nowhere, although only a few minutes walk from the seafront. Once that big wooden door has been opened, you get a lovely welcome from the staff and...

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Malton
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very friendly and welcoming hotel. The management and staff went out of their way to meet our needs. The room was very clean and spacious, the beds were turned down and mosquito nets in place every evening. The breakfast offered was most adequate and the in house bar was much appreciated after a hot day exploring the town. This...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The more we travel, the more I'm beginning to realize just how much we enjoy small boutique hotels. Amazing prompt service, friendly staff and great location. I would only caution you to be mindful of the steps.. they are steep and many. So, if you have bad knees or cannot walk up and down a bunch of steps, I would...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Zanzibar Palace Hotel for 2 nights to see Stonetown before heading to a coastal resort. This is a very nice little boutique hotel run by the very helpful Frans and his team. The hotel is situated in an older building and, by virtue of that, it has an old world simplicity to it. Indeed, it has stairs...

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Commugny, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very good time during the whole trip, 10 days safari in different parks, 3 days on the ocean and just one day in Stonentown. We enjoyed every part of the trip. In particular the Zanzibar Palace Hotel granted us a wonderful accomodation, very particular rooms. we appreciated very much our stay in this hotel.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic night's stay. It is an excellent location and a perfect base to explore Stone Town. The room we stayed in had an Arabian Nights feel, wonderfully furnished with a 4 poster bed and a large bath. The hotel has a unique feel with very friendly staff and a very tasty breakfast. We would recommend staying here

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there 2 nights. Felt like in a fairytale: historical building, each room is special, staff is very welcoming and accommodating. Very clean, centrally located. Highly recommended. They organized my transfer from the airport and kept my luggage after check out.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Stayed 1 night before going on to beach resort. Interest place, lots of character. Our room was lovely, but size was a bit disappointing, very small, tiny bathroom (the risk of a character building), other rooms where very large and roomy. We were only 2 (1xcouple) of 3 people staying there at the time. Hotel is right in the middle...

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This hotel has incredible views. I stopped in on the top floor terrace after a stone town tour for a quick drink and a bite to eat. Lunch prices are very reasonable, and the sesame chicken and mango wrap was delicious. Also the views from the roof top deck was incredible.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zanzibar Palace Hotel is a luxurious nine room boutique hotel located right in the heart of Stone Town (an Unesco World Heritage site). It is independently owned and daily under Dutch management and an ideal home to explore and experience all the beauties of this magical town and Island. Zanzibar's rich history is integrated throughout the hotel by Arabian, Indian and English designs, this in combination with all modern comfort (airco, free WiFi, flatscreen TV's, etc). Each room/suite has its own unique decor with many local originating antique pieces of furniture, magical beds, colourful silks, etc. Room rates for every purse definitely makes this a place to stay. As you walk through the front door, you notice the soft aqua blue interior colours along with the antique furniture. You are immediately put into a state of calm and relaxation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Address: Kiponda Street | 831, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3392, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $222 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zanzibar Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Zanzibar Palace Stone Town
Hotel Zanzibar Palace
Zanzibar Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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#1 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Family Hotel in Stone Town
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“Be prepared for at least one flight of stairs. But you will never carry anything yourself unless you want to!”
 of 5 bubbles GretchenB593, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you can, then a suite with a balcony is nice, all the rooms are pretty quiet as there is not a lot of through traffic.”
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 of 5 bubbles EllenH701, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are not good at climbing stairs go for the first floor!!”
 of 5 bubbles janainley, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Maybe request larger room for couples/bathroom. If they have a quieter side.”
 of 5 bubbles FamilyTime381, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Sultana Suite is lovely”
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  • Lovely bath to relax in
 of 5 bubbles 33lewisf, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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